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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A 184-foot memorial honoring the 2,388 Americans who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Riverview, Florida
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed March 3, 2009

You may have a long wait to get in but you find it worth it. As other reviewers have stated the emotional impact of this memorial is unlike most other things you have been to in the past. The facilities are designed for large crowds and it is a pleasant wait. If you have limited time in Hawaii I would make this one of the things you see.

5 Thank Stevied888
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“Be prepared for all of the Japanese tourists on the tour.”
Reviewed March 2, 2009

There are a lot of Japanese on these tours. Our tour on February 10, 2009 was 80% Japanese on the tour. I love the people of Japan and their culture, however, it was shocking to see so many on the tour. Why would they want to go there? Before docking at the memorial, you are reminded that you are visiting a graveyard and that you are requested to be silent and reverent. The problem is, they only announce this in english so, our Japanese visitors were less than silent or reverent. I can't imagine it has always been like that.

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Reviewed February 28, 2009

We seen this historic sight by going on the Home of the Brave tour. The tour plus the memorial was wonderful. The accomidations for the tour were great and the tour guide, Brandon was terrifc. He was great. Counldn't ask for a better tour of a memorial than Home of the Brave. The memorial its self was heart wrenching and full of history. Great place to visit to see the start of WWII.

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“You must visit if you go to Oahu!!!”
Reviewed February 13, 2009

For most people who go to Hawaii they have worked very hard for it. I beleive if you are going to the island Oahu for the first time you should most definitly go to Pearl Harbor. This is something you will never forget. However I do agree with some of the other reviews it is a bit emotional, an eye awakening. But it is something that is so neat and something you will never forget. For most people when they go to Hawaii, it is a place they have always wanted to go and who knows if they will ever return. Listen to that and make sure to go to Pearl Harbor cause who knows if you will ever go back to Oahu and down the road you will kick yourself for not going?

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“Wasn't going to go, but glad I did”
Reviewed January 21, 2009

I spent 2-weeks on Oahu and wasn't planning on going to Pearl Harbor, but decided to go last minute -- am I'm glad I did.

PELASE NOTE: It is FREE to get into - NO CHARGE whatsoever!

So do not fall for those companies that are charging to pick you up and drop you off for a fee. The city bus will take you there for a fee of $2.00 per person (one way). Take the city bus and get off at the "Arizona Memorial". It takes about an hour, but who cares? Sit back and enjoy the ride....

The line will be long no matter what time you go. We waited a little over an hour. Once you file in, you are given a number. That number tells you when and what time you will be able to view the (mandatory) movie, then board the boat to head over to the memorial. You are only allowed to spend about 10-minutes on the memorial, then you shuffled off the memorial, back onto the boat.

PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT allowed to bring ANYTHING onto/into the Memorial. They WILL make you get out of line to bring your stuff to a paid locker. So DOT NOT bring camera cases, pocketbooks, backpacks,fanny-bags -- NOTHING!

You can bring a camera, but leave the bag at home.

The lockers are not near where you file into to see the Memorial, so you will have to get out of line and walk across the courtyard to the lockers. Just easier to leave everyything in your car, or in your hotel. Put your money in your pocket.

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